We rehabilitate and provide sanctuary to over 500 primates, orphaned, injured, abused, ex-laboratory or unwanted pets.
No previous experience is necessary although you must have an interest in
conservation. We welcome volunteers over the age of 18. This is an ideal project for anyone who has ever dreamed of working with monkeys. Be prepared to work hard and experience working under the African sun with this threatened, intelligent and indigenous primate of Africa - The vervet monkey.
Your contribution will include your accommodation (shared basic cabin with one other volunteer), delicious vegan (compassionate-eating food), laundry and the rest will go directly to the Vervet Monkey Foundation in helping with the running costs of the foundation as well as towards long term projects.
$1000 for 4 weeks
IV catheters 22G x 25mm
IV catheters 24G
Brown glass dropper bottles with glass droppers for medicines
Rabbit drinking water bottles large (200mls – 500mls approx)
Bottle brushes to clean bunny bottles & baby bottles small and large
Rimadyl (carprofen) injection
Tagamet (cimetidine) injection
Penicillin injection and long acting
Blood glucose tests with strips
Giardia snap tests
Synulox RTU injection
Intervet Panacur horse granules or dog 22% febendazole (de-worming) – lots
Albendazole 400mg chewable tablets (de-worming) – as many as poss
Bayer Droncit injectable or spot on (praziquantel) – as much as poss
Pyrantel paomoate de-worming powder
Ivermectin / Doramectin / Dectomax injection or similar
Probiotic powder (Protexin) – we use large amounts
N95 face masks
Gauze swabs non-sterile
Autoclave bags Autoclave sterilant Chewable Vitamin C 250mg or 500mg (sorbitol & sugar free) Colloidal silver Wild oregano oil liquid / capsules Olive leaf extract liquid, tablets or capsules
The Vervet Monkey Foundation operates the largest centre for vervets in the world.
In 2006 we became a member of PASA (Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance) and we are also a GFAS (Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries) verified sanctuary. We currently care for over 500 monkeys and we take in many orphans each year. You may be involved with hand-rearing orphans (in baby season) and be lucky enough to see them with their foster mums, watching them become real monkeys. We also have some ex-pets here that you may get a chance to spend some time with. In addition you will help the monkeys further by general husbandry, feeding, building
new enclosures, observations and maintaining the upkeep of the foundation. Longer term volunteers may become involved with integrations of monkeys into social groups which is very rewarding and a lot can be learned about their behaviour.